Japan, travel



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This is a must see location within the beautiful land of Japan… Yoyogi garden sits as a strange juxtaposition against the zaniness of Harajuku and the modern aesthetic of the central train station. As you walk towards the garden, you are greeted with an enormous gate, signalling the entrance to an enchanted forest that captures your imagination. Our awesome friend Ben walked us into the garden and we were taken aback with awe. Entering the garden just after a burst of rainfall, there was an eerie like mist that had settled through the trees. We were reminded of movies and imagined Totoro dancing through the forest

Such a magical garden. However, another sudden burst of rain cut our journey short. Although we didn’t spend alot of time there, we did throughly enjoy the experience of mystery and intrigue. And Val had a lot of fun taking pictures of this natural spotlight that illuminated me below. Apologies for my lack of grace, the most I could muster was an awkward spin with you are witnessing here. 🙂

Hope you are enjoying our little tibits of our Japan trip, we are loving every minute of sharing this journey with you, it makes us relive our adventures!

So thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

And we love talking to you too! If you happen to stop by our humble blog, please leave us a comment because we just want to thank you for taking the time to enjoy and ponder our words and our photographs. And if you have any questions about Japan that you are wondering about or an queries that you think we could answer, don’t hesitate to comment below!

With Love and the magic of trees!

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  • Susan 09/09/2013 at 5:07 am

    I know I say this all the time, but you guys are awesome!!! You have a way and a talent with your words, photos and designs. Your blog is a pleasure to view and is always filled with fun, cool, quirky stuff!:) You guys are a great inspiration, keep on doing this because I love it!!:)

    • v&v 09/09/2013 at 11:04 pm


      Love your comments! Really uplifts of our day and makes us more motivated to do more blogging!

      YAY! Susan!! You are so wonderful and its amazing every time we hear from you!!!

      Keep it your encouragement! You are amazing!

  • Catherine 10/09/2013 at 11:33 pm

    The last photo is gorgeous! You managed to capture it so beautifully, almost like a scene from one of those picturesque movies.

    • Val & Vess 12/09/2013 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks heaps Cath! Even though our hair just got frizzy from the rain, it truly provided us with a beautiful magical experience of the park!
      When we were there, it really reminded us of Miyazaki films! I felt like a dream!
      Love you lots!

  • Elaine 14/09/2013 at 12:42 pm


    Love your photos! Beautiful. May I ask which camera you use? Do you edit your photos in any way? And if so, what do you use to edit them with? How’d you get into photography? I want to go to Japan now.

    Keep up the good work, E.

    • Val & Vess 16/09/2013 at 8:11 am

      Hi Elaine!
      We use a Canon 600D and we swap between a 50mm and just a regular zoom lens. To edit our photos we use Adobe photoshop CS6 and generally use curves to bring out the colours in the photos. We got into photography from looking at fashion and wedding blogs (when we should have been studying!) and just being so inspired by their work!
      Thanks so much for your encouragement and questions!
      With Love

  • Naomi 23/10/2013 at 11:10 pm

    Hey Ves & Val,
    It’s so lovely to hear about all your adventures! Japan is now definitely on my list of travel destinations!

    • Val & Vess 26/10/2013 at 12:55 pm

      Hello lovely Naomi!
      Thank so much for you comment! So happy that we inspired you with these images! Yes, Japan is a definite must for everyone!
      Love lots!